An ensemble piece about a group of workers at an auto repair show who hit a lottery jackpot, it would have been much more promising if creators David Zabel and Jason Richman had chosen subtlety, which they did not. Instead, we have the disparate and desperate characters that always seem to fuel this sort of show (the short-lived "Drive" comes unfortunately to mind).

Matt Korzak (Matt Long) needs to get his very pregnant wife out of his overcrowded family home. His brother Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush) is an ex-con who may not be so ex-. Personally lovely but very overweight Denise (Lorraine Bruce) is still trying to hang on to her awful husband; Leanne (Anastasia Phillips) has a crush on Matt and a mysterious past and so on.

They all believe that winning the lottery will solve their problems. Of course, they are wrong.

It is the rare person who does not dream of coming into a life-changing windfall, and there is mortifying but undeniable pleasure to be had from tales in which money is proved, once again, to be more tyrant than savior. But life is short, the DVR queue increasingly long and unless something amazing happens in Episode 2, it's difficult to imagine "Lucky 7" hitting it big.

mary.mcnamara@latimes.com

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When: 10 p.m. Tuesday

Rating: TV-PG-DL (may be unsuitable for young children with advisories for suggestive dialogue and coarse language)